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I have tested the valve and it's is opening and closing but the icemaker keeps putting power on the valve everytime it cycles and never stops. The valve is shutting off water each time. What in the icemaker is making this do this?

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Yes, every time the icemaker cycles, it will switch in power to the icemaker water valve. the icemaker is pretty much a standalone device. All it needs is power and water supply, and valve. If it has both, and is not working properly, then the icemaker is bad.

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Harvest thermostat

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  • Russell Trella Oct 01, 2010

    What does the harvest thermostat do? There is a screw for adjustment for /-. I turned it up and it's holds the solenoid in longer. I'm going to turn it way down and the water should freeze and play with the adjustment to get it not to over flow. W

  • Russell Trella Oct 01, 2010

    What does the harvest thermostat do? There is a screw for adjustment for /-. I turned it up and it's holds the solenoid in longer. I'm going to turn it way down and the water should freeze and play with the adjustment to get it not to over flow. The adjustment turned down only puts alittle water in at a time. Do you think the adjustment was off. I think this started after a filter change and maybe got to much flow.

  • sparks194520 Oct 04, 2010

    the best thing to do is to replace ice maker

  • sparks194520 Oct 04, 2010

    the screw is for cube size i would replace icemaker

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